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Title: Absence of Lines of Arrested Growth in Overwintered Tadpoles of the American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana (Amphibia, Anura)
Authors: KHONSUE, WICHASE
MATSUI, MASAFUMI
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Overwintered tadpoles
Rana catesbeiana
LAG formation
Skeletochronology
Issue Date: Jun-2001
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Start page: 33
End page: 37
Abstract: In order to ascertain formation of lines of arrested growth (LAGs) in anuran larvae, cross-sections of long bones in overwintered tadpoles and juveniles of Rana catesbeiana were observed. However, no LAGs were evident in these individuals, although we could observe clear LAGs in adults treated in the same way. The result contrasts to those reported for urodelan larvae. We discuss the causes of this phenomenon on the assumption that the absence of LAGs in tadpoles is common to other anurans as well.
Rights: © 2001 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/216868
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj.20.33
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